Issue No. 52  July 2013
In Focus
Studio & Location Services for Still & Motion
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Mario Sorrenti shoots Drake for July's cover of GQ Magazine

Mario Sorrenti is a New York photographer and director best known for his spreads of nude models in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. So of course we were excited when we heard he was coming to town to shoot Toronto native, and famous rapper Drake AND wanted to use OUR gear! Pick up this months sizzling hot GQ magazine on shelves now!
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Mario Sorrenti
GQ Magazine

Andrew Soule Shoots Spread in this month's issue of Flare

Fashion Photographer Andrew Soule never ceases to amaze us with his consistency in creating unique, and beautifully striking imagery. Not to mention, he's a pretty awesome guy too! Check out his "Cruel Summer" spread in July's Issue of Flare Magazine, and links to his website and a behind the scenes video of the shoot!
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 Andrew Soule
 Flare Magazine Behind the scenes video

Kirk Edwards shoots Kit Harington for Vanity Fair Italia

NY photographer Kirk Edwards flew into Toronto to shoot Game of Thrones Heart throb Kit Harington for Vanity Fair Italy. The five page spread showcases the Toronto Harbourfront, the beautiful lighting, and of course Mr. Harington's steamy and smouldering good looks. S1 was of course happy to supply the lighting and grip for this shoot!

Kirk Edwards
Vanity Fair

Trevor Brady shoots Target in Muskoka Cabin!

Photographer Trevor Brady took a road trip into the deep woods of Muskoka to shoot the newest campaign for Target! It was a wet and muddy shoot but Trevor and his crew managed to produce some beautifully lit and genuine images. S1 was excited to supply all of the lighting, and grip for this adventure!

Trevor Brady

Wayward Arts Magazine - Creative Collaboration at its finest

Imagine what happens when passionate individual artists - the best of the best, experts in their trade, all come together to create something. The answer? Wayward Arts. Wayward Arts is the brainchild of Rich Paupit, owner of Flash Reproductions.The stars aligned in this case for our very own Craig Samuel, top Design firm Up Inc., top printer Flash Reproductions.  This issue will be a photo based essay on the 70's time warp, Capsule Music  - images shot by Craig Samuel and all retouching by S1 Digital.  Photo from right to left, Carey George Creative Director @ Up Inc, Craig Samuel, and Rich Paupit  president @ Flash Reproductions.

 Link to Wayward Arts
 Link To Up Inc.
 Link to Craig Samuel Photography
Photographer Steve Wilkie photographs the cast of "Copper"

Toronto photographer Steve Wilkie had the opportunity to shoot the cast of BBC America's show "Copper". Steve Wilkie studied photography at Ryerson university and began working as a Unit Photographer in the film industry during the mid-90's. We were happy to supply him with lighting, grip, and our      digital capture cart!

Steve Wilkie

The S1 Motorcycle Ride!

Hold onto your hats! Or helmuts in this case... A few weekends ago S1 held its first S1 Motorcycle Ride.  Ray Steinke & Craig Samuel had always talked about doing it, as lots of photographers ride.  The weather was absolutely perfection and the riders made their way all the way up to Bobcaygeon for lunch and a quick look at the annual motorcycle week "BikeFest" running in Bobcaygeon.
It was such a great day that we will be running it again next year only bigger - so be sure to sign up to have a great day riding and talking bikes!

Link to Bikefest

How I Got That Shot: Underwater Fashion

For a 14-page special section in Vogue Italia, highlighting the stylish sunglasses marketed by retailer Marchon Eyewear, photographer Douglas Friedman had to come up with a fashion story that would encompass models wearing 13 brands of sunglasses-from fashion designers like Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Jil Sander and Chloé.

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ARGENTUM - The Official Trailer

In 1995, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup.

The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues, into new beings that became almost liquid like under the studio lights. The final result of many years of work is this book: Argentum. 


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mobygratis - Free Music for Independent Film makers

This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Moby has made a selection of over 150 tracks from his huge catalog of music available to license for free, via a simple online application system..

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On Collaboration: Franca Sozzani & Miles Aldridge

The Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief and Photographer Launch a New Series with EDITION Hotels.

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The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio

John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

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The Raw Time-lapse Tutorial: How to Shoot Day to Night Time-lapses

As many people have proclaimed, day to night or night to day time-lapses are the 'holy grail' of time-lapse shooting. They tend to draw the attention of viewers because of their assumed complexity. At the same time, what people don't understand is that they aren't as tough to achieve as they appear.

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Sony Claims 4K Is Now 'Mainstream'

"4K is now 'mainstream,'" asserted David McIntosh, senior vp at Sony Digital Cinema, during the company's CineEurope press conference on Tuesday.

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Humanity takes millions of photos every day. Why are most so forgettable?

These days sure seem like a golden age of photography, don't they? All these slim iPhones and stout digital SLRs sporting near-infinite memories and built-in photo processing, with first Flickr and Facebook and now Instagram and Snapchat giving more and more practised photographers a place to display more and more pictures.

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Nokia Lumia smartphone with 41MP Sensor!

Smartphone cameras are getting serious. Nokia releases the new Lumia 1020 which has a 41MP sensor and a Xenon Flash (not LED)... read on..

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Watch this Video of Thieves stealing a Lens right off a Photographer's Camera on his neck

This is a crazy operation in Russia where a group of thieves coordinate to distract a photographer while taking what looks like his Nikon 70-200 right off the camera that's handing on his neck.

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One Photographer Bought the Last 12,000 Sheets of Velvia 50 8x10 Film

Fujifilm rep Brandon Remler has shared images in a post about the last shipment of Fujifilm Velvia 50 8×10 going to one photographer.

We hope he's got a big freezer.

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